Bleecker Street has acquired North American rights from The Bureau Sales to Supernova starring Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci ahead of its BFI London Film Festival screening this weekend.
Harry Macqueen’s second feature premiered at San Sebastian and will open in the UK through Studiocanal.
Macqueen wrote the Quiddity Films production about a loving couple visiting friends on a tour of England after a life-changing diagnosis, when a secret emerges that tests their love.
Emily Morgan of Quiddity Films (I Am Not A Witch) produced with Tristan Goligher of The Bureau (45 Years, Lean On Pete, Weekend).
Morgan initiated the development with research and screenwriting support from The Wellcome Trust and Quiddity’s BFI Vision Award, prior to partnering with The Bureau.
BBC Films financed Supernova with BFI, awarding National Lottery funding. Eva Yates, Mary Burke and Vincent Gadelle are executive producers.
Kent Sanderson and Avy Eschenasy of Bleecker Street brokered the deal with Clémentine Hugot of The Bureau Sales on behalf of the filmmakers.
Bleecker Street recently released Sundance comedy Save Yourselves!, thriller The Secrets We Keep with Noomi Rapace and Joel Kinnaman, Kitty Green’s The Assistant with Julia Garner, Ordinary Love starring Lesley Manville and Liam Neeson and Military Wives with Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan.
Coming up are Dream Horse with Toni Collette and Damian Lewis, John Patrick Shanley’s Wild Mountain Thyme starring Emily Blunt and Jamie Dornan, and The World To Come with Katherine Waterston, Vanessa Kirby and Casey Affleck.